National Cancer Policy Forum


Type: Forum
Topics: Biomedical and Health Research, Diseases, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Quality and Patient Safety
Board: Board on Health Care Services

The National Cancer Policy Forum serves as a trusted venue in which experts can work collaboratively to identify emerging high-priority policy issues in cancer research and care and to examine those issues through convening activities that promote discussion about opportunities for action. The forum provides a continual focus within the National Academies on cancer, addressing issues in science, clinical medicine, public health, and public policy that are relevant to the goal of reducing the cancer burden, through prevention and by improving the care and outcomes for those diagnosed with cancer. Forum activities inform stakeholders about critical policy issues through published reports and often inform consensus committee studies. The forum has members with a broad range of expertise in cancer, including patient advocates; clinicians; and basic, translational, and clinical scientists. Members represent patients, federal agencies, academia, professional organizations, nonprofits, and industry. 

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Forum Members


  • Edward Benz, Jr., Chair
  • Lucile Adams-Campbell
  • Garnet Anderson
  • Kenneth Anderson
  • William Bailey
  • Karen Basen-Engquist
  • Cathy Bradley
  • Otis Brawley
  • Robert Carlson
  • Nancy Davidson
  • George Demetri
  • James Doroshow
  • Nicole Dowling
  • Scot Ebbinghaus
  • Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson 
  • Awny Farajallah    
  • Stanton Gerson
  • Lori Hoffman-Hogg
  • Linda House 
  • Hedvig Hricak
  • Roy Jensen
  • Lisa Kennedy Sheldon
  • Samir Khleif
  • Ronald Kline
  • Michelle Le Beau
  • Mia Levy
  • J. Leonard Lichtenfeld
  • Neal Meropol
  • Martin Murphy
  • Randall Oyer
  • Richard Pazdur
  • Mace Rothenberg
  • Richard Schilsky
  • Deborah Schrag
  • Lawrence Shulman
  • Dan Theodorescu
  • Verena Voelter
  • George Weiner
  • Robert Winn

Forum Sponsors

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • National Institutes of Health/ National Cancer Institute
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • American Cancer Society
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of American Cancer Institutes
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cancer Support Community
  • CEO Roundtable on Cancer
  • Flatiron Health
  • Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc.
  • LIVESTRONG ‚ÄčFoundation
  • Merck
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  • Novartis Oncology
  • Oncology Nursing Society
  • Pfizer Inc.

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